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  • Birthday 22/05/1966

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    Iain Ogilvie
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    '83 Turbo Esprit and '99 Elise

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  1. I've just added another to the fleet - very different to my usual interests - but beautifully done and full of character - Triumph Thruxton 1200R: Iain
  2. After 10 years off the road she's back! Thanks to my ace buddy Simon of Scott Russell Sportscars fame she's freshly MOT'd and road ready. Collect tomorrow evening - so a 25 mile run home up the A34 from Oxford to West Oxfordshire ... This is how she looked after we wheeled her out of the garage, after such a long period, in June: Owned since '97 - and to think I nearly sold her, but was persuaded out of doing that by some good people on these forums! Looking forward to a little 'de-bugging' as I put some miles on her again. Have fun! Iain
  3. Spotted - red Esprit on A41 near Bicester, UK - if on group I was in the yellow Elise you flashed at... Iain
  4. As an aside, after a few years off the road, the Silver Turbo at the beginning should be back on the road by next week! 😜 As to the content in any episode - take with a *huge* pinch of salt! Iain
  5. Brilliant - thanks Simon - working on it now - link helps hugely!! Iain
  6. Just had a new screen fitted to my S1 Elise by Autoglass. First thing - they've fitted the rear view mirror 2" too low - so she's got to go back (80 mile round trip from home). Just went to open front bonnet and the cables snapped! I'm assuming they'd have had to ope this to fit screen! Any thoughts on getting this open again? Iain
  7. OK - have some pennies put aside - and have PM'd Sparky to ask if he's up for having a 'play'. I'm sure I can find some Gin - if that's part of the deal! 😉 Next step - see if the brakes/clutch have seized... And get a new battery... And, no - I won't start her until new belts are done! Iain
  8. You were just behind us on the track Dragon - that's us in the Yellow Elise on the right. Iain
  9. Yup - biker since mid 80's and a bit of a serial collector/restorer of '80 machines... Current collection: 1985 Yamaha RD125LC - 1 owner from new - me! Finishing rebuild - son will get to ride when he's 17 - and has done some training. 1987 Suzuki RG500 2-stroke square 4 GP Rep - impulse buy off Ebay after Sunday night glass of wine 10 years ago. Usually a bad idea - but this appears to have been a good investment! 1989 Ducati 851 - sounds like a Sopwith Camel on steroids - bags of character and handles like a dream. 1987 Yamaha FZR1000 Genesis. 1985 Honda VF1000F-II Bol d'Or - the one I've generally been riding this year. 1986 Kawasaki GPz900R - nearly finished after respray/overhaul. Iain
  10. Hi Martin - we're Oxfordshire too - between Chipping Norton and Burford. Lovely looking car - must get my '83 back on the road - getting withdrawal symptoms... Iain
  11. Indeed - I'm not seriously looking at anything - just easily sidetracked... 😜 Iain
  12. Thanks for link - hadn't seen that... What does anyone think to the asking price on that, given the mileage? 213,000 - £8,490 You've just - randomly - sent me off looking at '60s Europas on Ebay Barry - you're a bad influence! Must get Esprit recommissioned and *not* get sidetracked. Iain
  13. As posted in the Lotus 70th thread - passed 260,000 miles/420,000 km last week - not looking too shabby for those miles! There must be some other high-milers out there? Iain
  14. There were certainly some of the later arrivals, at the back of the pack, that weren't aware that it was a record attempt and just thought it was a series of parade laps - they didn't get copies of the handouts that we were given when we arrived (both about the Record and the 'Contact me' sheet'). The accelerating/breaking was annoying - we were desperately trying to stay as close as we could to the gorgeous Mk 1 Exige in front of us - but it was obvious that some weren't fully 'briefed'. But, record aside, it *was* brilliant to be going around the track with so many other Lotus cars... As others have mentioned, signs said 'see you next year' - so perhaps another try - with clearer briefing notes to drivers? Iain
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